Whittier College (in the Los Angeles, CA area) is seeking a summer adjunct to teach a graduate course in its teacher education program. Details are below. Please note that a course emphasis on activity theory, cultural-historical, and/or sociocultural perspectives would be very welcome, but the type of survey course suggested by the catalog description below would also be. The class would be 12-15 prospective elementary and secondary teachers.
Dr. Kathleen Ralph, Chair, Department of Education and Child Development, Whittier College
Summer Session II: June 27 – August 5th Mon & Wed 1:00 – 4:00
Course: EDUC 506 - Learning and Learners
Examines major concepts, principles, and research associated with theories of human thinking, learning, and achievement, with special attention to the social-cultural nature of learning, the role of students’ prior understandings and experiences, and the importance of home-community funds of knowledge. Provides experience in using research-based concepts and principles in designing, planning, and adapting instruction for K-12 students. Requires fieldwork. 3 credits.
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